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Transgender Issues

Meet The Transgender Star Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

We couldn't be more thrilled for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will wel...

You're Transgender, You're Transitioning...So Now What?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

A new documentary aims to examine the challenges many transgender people face aside from the transitioning process after coming to terms with their id...

This High School Has An Amazing Reason For Getting Rid Of Its Homecoming King And Queen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

In an amazing move for transgender and gender non-conforming youth, a high school in southern Oregon has eliminated the traditional roles of "king" an...

Teenage Transgender Athlete Gives A Speech That Will Move You To Tears

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Wow. In this powerful and emotional video, transgender high school student Zeam Porter delivers a moving speech about the way policies surrounding ...

LOOK: Photographer Embarks On Incredible Journey Documenting Lives Of Two Trans Girls

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Over the course of six years, documentary photographer Willeke Duijvekam followed the lives of two transgender girls as they came to live as their own...

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community For Controversial Name Change Policy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2014 | Gay Voices

Facebook is apologizing to members of the LGBT community, specifically drag queens and transgender individuals, over the way their name change policy ...

Felicity Huffman Discusses Cisgender Actors Playing Transgender Roles

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Should transgender roles always be played by transgender actors? It's a question that garnered a lot of attention following Jared Leto's role in "D...

Teenage Boys in Skirts Restored Our Faith in Humanity

Erin Spencer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Erin Spencer

Earlier this month hemlines were high at Colégio Pedro II in Brazil. After seeing their transgender classmate Maria Muniz get suspended for wearing a skirt to school, the boys and girls of the school all wore skirts to show their support.

WATCH: Trans Woman Releases Campaign Video For Congress Seat

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices

Could Paula Overby be the first openly transgender woman from Minnesota to successfully run for congress? Overby announced her candidacy for 2nd Di...

Two Transgender Discrimination Lawsuits Break Fresh Ground In The U.S.

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan funeral home and a Florida eye clinic illegally fired employees because they're transgender, a federal agency alleged Thur...

Why This Is One Of The Worst Nations In The World For Transgender People

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Malaysia is among the worst countries in the world to be a transgender person, Human Rights Watch said in a report...

Trans Teen Co-Authors Book About Transgender Identity

miami.cbslocal.com | Irika Sargent | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

One of our favorite role models for transgender youth is embarking on a new endeavor: co-authoring a children's book that aims to show all children th...

What Does It Mean To Be Trans But Not Want To Medically Or Surgically Alter Your Body?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices

What does it mean to identify as transgender, but not want to surgically or medically alter your body -- or ever "pass" as your self-identified gender...

Joe Stevens: Queer Culture, Female Roots and Making Music as a Trans Man

Sue Kerr | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Formerly of Coyote Grace, Joe is one of the first openly transgender performers to contribute to the alt-Americana/alt-indie folk music scene. I spoke with him about his perspective on Pittsburgh, his queer identity and his relationship with the dyke community, and his music.

Puberty Suppression for Transgender Adolescents Works

Jack Drescher | Posted 11.16.2014 | Science
Jack Drescher

Puberty suppression for gender-dysphoric adolescents has only been around since the late 1990s. The Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria at Amsterdam's VU University pioneered this approach, and their recent online publication of a longitudinal study in the journal Pediatrics offers insights into how some of these kids fare.

My Son Wore A Dress To School Today

Doug Gertner | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Doug Gertner

The blue cotton sundress he chose would be fitting for any teenage girl. Heck, it might actually be something his mom would wear. And he looked pretty darn good in it.

HRC Reboots Its Mission Toward Greater Trans Inclusion

Dana Beyer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Last Thursday at the Southern Comfort Conference in Atlanta, HRC President Chad Griffin apologized for all the problems between HRC and the trans community for which HRC had been responsible over the years. He was specific and demanded to be held accountable. These are words the trans community has never heard before from HRC, certainly not in public.

Alejandra Leos and the Plight of Transwomen of Color

Julia Meszaros | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Julia Meszaros

Transwomen of color face the most violence out of any transgender population, and also face the most forms of discrimination within larger society. While Laverne Cox and other transwomen of color are gaining public recognition within the media, the lives of these women remain precarious and potentially dangerous.

Back-to-School Not Welcoming to All LGBTQ-Students in Massachusetts

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

It's back-to-school season for most and stepping back into the scene isn't easy for a lot of students -- especially LGBTQ students.

Judith Light On 'Transparent' And What She's Learned From The Trans Community

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Judith Light dropped by HuffPost Live to talk about her new role on the highly-anticipated new Amazon series, "Transparent." Light hopes that the ...

Finding Common Ground

Wayne Maines | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

It is hard to stay calm when we read about transgender violence, and we continue to experience discrimination in our community's. It hard to be patient when our children's self-esteem is being eroded in ways most parents cannot fathom.

Transgender Woman Murdered Only Steps From Her Home (UPDATED)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices

In a story that is depressingly familiar, another transgender woman has lost her life at the hand of an attacker. Alejandra Leos was reportedly sho...

Painting Self-Portraits Helped Me Transition Into My Transgender Identity

Casey Hoke | Posted 11.08.2014 | Teen
Casey Hoke

I was in my freshman year of high school when I realized just how painful it was to see myself in the mirror as I was: a 14-year-old girl on the brink of puberty. Speaking as a 17-year-old boy, it makes a lot of sense now -- my appearance struck conflict with my identity.

The Highest-Paid Female CEO In America Was Born Male

New York Magazine | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business

Futurist, pharma tycoon, satellite entrepreneur, philosopher. Martine Rothblatt, the highest-paid female executive in America, was born male. But that...

This Queer Collective Is Revolutionizing Sex (VIDEO)

Emerson Whitney | Posted 11.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

"It all started because I wanted a silicone 'pack and play,'" said Chelsea Downs, co-founder of the New York Toy Collective, a group that hand-makes a...